a quote by Jonas Salk

“There are two types of medical specialists. There are those who fight disease day and night, who assist mankind in times of despair and agony and who preside over the awesome events of life and death. Others work in the quiet detachment of the laboratory; their names are often unknown to the general public, but their research may have momentous consequences.”

It is written that he was a very staunch man that never backed down from principled issues.

He found a virus for polio. He turned down the opportunity for a patent. 

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